Spanish Embassy Film Series

El Metodo

Based on a famous play, Piñeyro explores the dark inner workings of the corporate world. While the streets of Madrid are filled with anti-globalization demonstrators, candidates are assembled to be put through the final selection process for a single high-level position at a multinational corporation. From the outset, there is a palpable tenseness and competitive atmosphere among the group. Feelings of distrust increase when they realize they are aspiring for the same position, and that the Grönholm Method is being used to assess their respective merits. They are pitted against one another in a contest that elicits fear, suspicion, paranoia, and betrayal. The humiliation these people are willing to endure or inflict on others for the sake of the job is chilling to witness. Piñeyro’s timely film shows how this type of “natural” selection truly dehumanizes us in the ceaseless race to get ahead.

  • Director/Dirección: Marcelo Piñeyro, 2005.
  • Script/Guión: Jordi Galceran (original play), Mateo Gil & M. Piñeyro (screenplay)
  • Stars/Actores: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Adriana Ozores
  • Length/Duracion: 115 min.
  • Prizes/Premios: Goyas (2005) for Best Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado) and Best Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor de Reparto)
  • Watch the Trailer!

FREE public screening:

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at 7pm in the Milham Room (Rm. 100)

Harriet Irving Library, UNB Fredericton Campus (free parking!)

This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles and will be briefly introduced by Dr. Sophie M. Lavoie from the Department of Culture and Language Studies.


There will be more films in October, November and December–don’t miss out!

This Spanish Film Series is brought to you by the Spanish Section of the Department of Culture and Language Studies at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, with support from the Spanish Embassy’s Cultural Office and the Harriet Irving Library.